octane

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

oc·tane

noun \ˈäk-ˌtān\

: a chemical in petroleum that is used to rate the quality of different kinds of gasoline

Full Definition of OCTANE

1
:  any of several isomeric liquid alkanes C8H18

Examples of OCTANE

  1. an octane rating of 90

Origin of OCTANE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1872

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